Join us in getting to know God, His church and the role He has for you in His mission.

Are you:

  • an active member of a Christian congregation?
  • committed to serving God according to the gifts He has given?
  • serious about being a disciple (as shown by the time you have spent in learning the Bible, prayer and the ministry of the church)?
  • a high school graduate?
  • proficient in your study language (either Estonian, English or Russian) at an upper intermediate (B2) level?
  • prepared to do the work and take the responsibilities that come with pursuing higher education?
  • willing to be part of the Seminary community, following our Christian standards and discipline?

If you are, then we welcome you to join our community!

Do you require a living permit to remain in Estonia for the duration of your studies?  If so, click here to see if you qualify.

Applicants must supply:

  • a completed application form;
  • a reference from a pastor in a congregation in which the student has been active for at least 12 months.
    The reference form will be sent directly from the Seminary to the pastor indicated on the application form.
    By providing the reference, the pastor and the congregation take responsibility to provide spiritual support during the time of studies. The pastor is responsible to inform the Seminary if the student leaves the congregation or if the student’s personal life causes the pastor to withdraw his/her recommendation for the student to study theology;
  • a copy of the applicant’s High School diploma (preferably PDF). International applicants must show the original diploma upon their arrival to Estonia;
  • a copy of the applicant’s valid identification document:
    EU citizens: ID card or passport
    Non-EU citizens: passport and proof of EU residency (if applicable);
  • professionally taken passport photo (jpg format);

  • non-EU residents who qualify for admission must present a written agreement with an Estonian Christian congregation. Click here for more information.

Admission Process

For Estonian and EU residents

New students are accepted to begin studies only at the beginning of each school year (August).

  1. Deadline to submit all required documents: August 10.
    Documents may be submitted by email or by regular mail at the addresses below.
  2. Come for a face-to-face interview scheduled usually during the third week of August.
  3. Complete our Bible knowledge quiz to help us judge your readiness to study. This typically takes place at the same time as the interview.
  4. Patiently wait for the response, which will come in a few days.
  5. If accepted, be ready for your first study session that usually takes place the last week of August. See the Study Session Schedule for details.
  6. Sign the contract provided by the BMTS during your first study session.
For non-EU residents

If you require a living permit for the duration of studies, click here to see if you qualify.

Qualified applicants are accepted to begin their studies only at the start of the school year (August).

  1. Deadline to submit all required documents is between March 1 and April 30.
    Documents may be submitted by email or by regular mail at the addresses below.
  2. Pay the application fee required of those needing a living permit.
    Fee: 50€ in euros only, paid to the BMTS account with all service charges paid by the applicant.
    Account Holder: Eesti Metodisti Kirik
    Account Holder's Address: Narva Mnt. 51, Tallinn 10152, Estonia
    IBAN: EE842200221010980782
    SWIFT Code: HABA EE2X
    Bank Name: Swedbank
    Bank Address: Liivalaia 8, Tallinn, 15040, Estonia
    Description: Application fee, name of applicant.
    Alternatively, it may be paid via Western Union.
    The application fee is non-refundable.
    Payment due date: May 1.
  3. Interview. Once all documents and the application fee have been received, a Skype interview will be scheduled, typically in the middle of May.
  4. Complete our Bible knowledge quiz to help us judge your readiness to study. This usually takes place at the same time as the interview.
  5. Patiently wait for the response, which will come in a few days.
  6. When you receive your acceptance letter, you need to make a tuition prepayment of 300€ within 10 days. (Use the account information given above.) The remainder of your first semester tuition must be paid by October 15th.
  7. Only after the tuition prepayment has been received will the BMTS issue a letter to Police and Border Authorities with affirmation that student has been accepted to study at BMTS. By prepayment of tuition the student affirms their responsibility to begin studies at BMTS and abide by all its rules and regulations. The prepayment of tuition is refundable only in the case the student is not able to begin studies due to visa issues.
  8. If accepted, arrange your travel plans to be at the Seminary for your first study session that is normally the last week of August. See the Study Session Schedule for details.
  9. Sign the contract provided by the BMTS during your first study session.